This is where you can find guidance and advice on life and support on the big 'issues' from our online mentors. From the lows, such as illness or bereavement, to the highs, like caring for a new baby or starting a new relationship.
Life is full of situations when you think 'I wish I could talk to someone who's done this before'. Well, now you can. On horsesmouth our mentors are here to offer you the benefit of their personal perspective based on their own experiences. They're not professionals and their life advice is informal so try to talk to a range of people - and always consult professional advisers for formal advice. But people here have volunteered to life coach, they don't know you and are therefore less likely to be judgmental about your issues than perhaps friends and family would be. Think of it as the kindness of strangers... on tap
Probably the biggest category of all; love, friendship, relationships, marriage, kids, parents, relatives and the rest. It does make the world go round but often it can turn it pear-shaped too. Find someone here who's willing to talk and share.
Whether your issue is fitness or illness, whether it's physical or mental, whether it's you or someone you love, talking to someone about it can be a part of making you feel better. Find someone here who's been in your shoes.
If you're confused about your own or others' identity and beliefs, whether they relate to gender, religion, race or sexuality there's bound to be people here who've had similar experiences or are living with the same issues.
Whether or not it's how we make a living, discovering and fulfilling our talents and passions will help make us happier. It could be food, gardening, DIY, sports or the arts. Find people here who share your enthusiasms and can help you get the most out of them.
If you're selling, borrowing or buying then you need to take professional advice - but if you also just want to talk to a few people who've been in your situation before then find someone here who's willing to share (their experience that is!).
Find out how you can make a difference by talking to people who do. There are many ways to get engaged in community life and to help give something back. If you're here you're already doing it. Find others here who can support and inspire you.
If you're concerned about how to deal with a situation involving your rights and the law then there's likely someone here who has had a similar experience and who is happy to share their perspective. We'd recommend you also seek formal or professional advice.
I thought I would share a story from my past in the hope that someone who may be going through something similar can have the tiniest of comforts that there is hope.
Some years back I decided that I wanted to separate from my husband as we had be...
I find that I always go a hundred miles per hour, doing one thing but thinking about my next task, what I need to do this week, problems, issues, an argument perhaps.
I always get asked how I fit everything in and what I do for fun and my response ...
"It all begins and ends in your mind.
What you give power to, has power over you,
If you allow it...."
If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!
If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.